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Faculty across campus share in the task of reviewing examples of student work from the Essential Learning courses.


VALUE Rubrics Pilot Study

VALUE Rubrics Review Groups

Essential Learning Outcomes Review

Using the first two VALUE rubrics CMU has adapted, faculty assessed artifacts, or examples of student work, completed in essential learning coursework.  Another group of faculty reviewed the results of the assessment process.

More about Essential Learning

Essential Learning Program Overview

Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs)



The Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) initiative sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has developed rubric templates for institutions to use in the assessment of student learning. Learn more at:

CMU is in the process of adapting the VALUE rubrics to use for the assessment of essential learning student learning outcomes. Two rubrics are currently in use.

VALUE Rubrics

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